Thursday, September 18, 2014

Remix: 1950's Yellow Blouse


Today's remix is this darling 1950's blouse of my grandmother's. It is such a pretty color and I have always enjoyed the pretty collar detailing. I was surprised I only have four remix photos this time, since I love this top so much. I suppose it's one of those "special" pieces that I have a fear of wearing too often for fear it will wear out/get ruined or some such nonsense.






I thought I'd rustle up some cute alternatives to this blouse for you all to look at, they're so perfect for the coming fall weather, all in a pretty mustard yellow shade! 



God Bless!
KJA


Ephesians 1:17
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Outfit: Tropical Snood



Hello again! Another week is half over and there is so much left to do! It seems like it is that way with every week though. Monday I feel like I need to rest from the weekend, so I am never very productive. By Tuesday I feel guilty for not being productive and by Wednesday I am kicked into high gear. Then comes Thursday and I wind down for the weekend, so. You know. Today is productivity day I guess. Let's see what I can accomplish :)



I am debuting another pair of my great-grandfather's trousers today! They are so stupidly comfortable and I don't care if they make me look wide as a mack truck because I love them. I thrifted yet another tropical blouse, this one in the prettiest shades of purple, green, and blue. It was perfect to wear out with my new snood! I found the snood from a seller on ebay and I really adore it. It is a nice alternative to a scarf and will be so nice for the warmer months too. Plus it is the prettiest blue shade I have ever seen.














God Bless,
KJA

Ephesians 5:1
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children



Wearing;
Trousers- Great-grandfather's, Similar
Blouse- Thrift Store, Similar
Belt- Vintage, Similar
Snood- Ebay
Shoes- Rummage Sale, Similar
Lipstick- Wet'n'Wild

Monday, September 15, 2014

2nd Annual Commemorative Air Force Dance

This weekend Sean and I attended our city's second annual Commemorative Airforce Hangar Dance to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the airport and honor aviation around the time of WWII. They showcase amazing planes at the event and we got to tour this one (which I cannot remember the name of sadly... D-W3? ). Eleanor Roosevelt had ridden this plane at one time and we got to see where she sat and tour the cockpit. It was pretty interesting. 
We also got to take a little swing dancing lesson prior to the dance beginning and we learned a few turns so we could really dance when the band started! That was my favorite part of course. I love LOVE dancing probably more than anything else (I really need to buckle down and save up for some dance classes soon) and it was wonderful to have Sean know a few moves too so he could lead. I'm pretty sure he dislikes it quite a lot, but good thing he loves me so he put up with it, and with a smile on his face no less! 





There was also a vintage limousine company with a beautiful car there that I couldn't resist posing by. I want to ride in it! I want it to be mine! Someone win the lottery and buy me this please?











I knew exactly what to wear when I found out we were going to the dance. This gorgeous blue satin dress which (with my limited knowledge of dating) I believe is circa the 1940's? I love the exaggerated sleeves, little collar, and waist detailing. I wanted to wear my blue satin hat with it as well, which is one of my very favorites. I had also been waiting for an occasion to wear my rhinestone necklace and earring set. I found it at a rummage sale ages ago, but never had a fancy enough affair to wear it to. It seemed the perfect time to do so!
I perhaps would have chosen different shoes to go with the ensemble, but I needed something to dance in, ok? :)











How was your weekend?

God Bless, 
KJA

1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.


Wearing
Dress- Vintage, Y's Buys Thrift Store, Similar Here and Here
Shoes- Modcloth, Similar Here and Here 
Bag- Vintage, Benson's Flea Market
Necklace and earrings- Rummage Sale
Hat- Vintage Street Sale 
Stockings- Charlotte Russe, Similar
Lipstick- Revlon Matte in Certainly Red 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Devotional: 1 Peter 3, and Reading the Bible

Sorry for the lack of devotional posting the past couple of weeks, Cats. I had family over last weekend and with school starting it has been ca-razy around these parts.
I've been reading through 1 Peter this month and naturally stopped on the passage about husbands and wives. It's just so convicting!

"1 Peter 3: 1-7
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.  Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.  For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,  like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers."

Those who know me closely know that I have kind of a streak in me that isn't such a "quiet and gentle spirit" as the passage states. Man, after four years of marriage I am still learning and trying to follow the instructions of these words. 
I've taken to the advice of a friend who told me that she doesn't just continue on reading chapter after chapter of the Bible just to finish it. She will take just a chapter a month and read it every day until it soaks in and actually causes a change in behavior. 
I don't know why I hadn't realized this as an option before but wow, has it made a difference. I don't have to 'read through the Bible in a year' or even get through a book a month or anything. Especially if I don't understand it, what good will it do me? If I just take a chapter a month and read it over and over again until I really begin to understand what it is talking about, isn't that more beneficial (at least in my personal case)? I am not reading the Bible just to say I've done it. I am reading the Bible to become more like Jesus and grow closer to God. I am once again thankful for the placing of friends and family in my life who help to keep me accountable and a God who loves me even when I fail daily. 
How about you, is there any method you have found to keep your Bible reading relevant? Please share!

God Bless, 
KJA

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday Remix: High Waisted Jeans.


Well hey there kittens! For this week's remix I thought I'd showcase one of my favorite pairs of jeans, since I do wear jeans quite often on the bloggy. This particular pair was in a batch of clothes that my sister was getting rid of. I snapped them up for myself! It's nice being the younger sister sometimes.
I want a legit pair of vintage 1940's jeans (real or repro) but I just don't have the money to spend nearly a hundred dollars on them (which is what they cost at most online retailers). Until then I am having fun with this modern, vintage-esque pair that I can roll up and wear with loafers, wedges, and fun hairstyles to suffice for the moment.






Did you all have a good week? I have a busy weekend ahead of me consisting of a flea market, shopping for supplies for work, looking for a paint color for our house, basically just a lot of forms of shopping. So, a typical weekend really :)

God Bless!
KJA



Philippians 1:9-11
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,  so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,  filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1950's Straw Hat and Yellow Dress




Hello dear ones! I believe I am having a better week than last, which calls for this post with a sunny yellow dress. It hasn't been very sunny this week, which I love. I would rather wear my yellow than have it piercing my little eyeballs. Plus when you're outside playing tag on the playground for hours at your job a cloudy day makes it so much more bearable (full disclosure this is certainly NOT what I wear to work with kiddos :) ). 
I dearly love the 1930's and 40's, however I have so many 1950's hats which have yet to see the light of day. I loved this perfect little straw number, it has such beautiful construction and a silk chiffon ribbon around the top! It truly made me feel so happy all day to wear it. I even put it up for sale in my shop here if you'd like to try it out for yourself! I would love to spread the joy around a bit :) . 























I hope you are enjoying your week! It's halfway over so those of us working M-F are breathing a sigh of relief.

God Bless,
KJA

Isaiah 46:4
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.


Wearing:
Hat- For Sale in my shop! 
Sunglasses- Vintage Shop in Minneapolis, Similar 
Dress- Vintage, Similar Here and Here  
Belt, Petticoat- Vintage
Shoes- Gordman's, Similar 
Lips- Pixi tinted lipbalm (I got it as a Birchbox Sample!